BY MUNYARADZI MADZOKERE
Harare football giants Dynamos completed a defining close-season transfer week, in which they signed four players, after agreeing a three year deal with forgotten striker David Temwanjira yesterday.
True to their word last week, the former champions moved a gear up snapping up talented former Hwange goalkeeper Taimon Mvula, midfielder Juan Mutudza from Herentals, Yadah star defender Byron Madzokere and lately Temwanjira, all in a week’s work.
Dynamos have not won the league title since 2014 and have struggled even to compete for the honours in top-flight football in recent years and are desperate to rebuild a formidable squad this time around.
After unveiling Mutudza and Madzokere on Friday evening, Dynamos announce the capture of the 27-year-old striker who completed the season at relegated TelOne FC last year.
“I can confirm that we have completed the signing of David Temwanjira on a three-year contract. We believe he will add value to our squad as we seek to reclaim our rightful place as a giant in Zimbabwean football,” Dynamos’ marketing and public relations officer Tinashe Farawo said.
“We are not stopping and we will continue to pull all the stops to ensure that the coach has the necessary resources next season. We want to be up there again and we will continue working towards that,” he added.
Temwanjira shot to prominence scoring goals for fun playing for a struggling Shabanie Mine side two years ago before ZPC Kariba lured him north halfway through the season.
The move marked the end of his proficiency in front of goal and he has struggled for goals since then.
Temwanjira, who endured a difficult season at relegated Gweru-based side TelOne, replaces striker Evans Katema who moved to Zambia while Edward Sadomba retired at the end of the season.
The Harare giants are on a spending spree having already signed former defender Patson Jaure, Tanaka Chidhobha, Lennox Mutsetse and Nkosi Mhlanga.
The club intended to complete their transfer business this weekend, but reports suggest that they are not finished yet with former striker Christian Ntouba and Ngezi Platinum Stars player Keith Murera believed to be on their way.
Dynamos finished the season in ninth place last year where they fielded largely inexperienced players who struggled to find their feet in the highly competitive top division.